David began dabbling in yoga asana in 1972 to sustain his pursuits of running, swimming and climbing. He got serious about studying asana in 1997 with Maureen Ona Corcoran and in 2005 began studying Ashtanga with Byron Salorme and in 2007 with Katie McClelland. In the spring of 2009 he completed training in the Iyengar style with Nesta Falladown.
David started studying meditation in 1989 at the Korean Zen Centre in Toronto where he took his precepts in 1991. In 1994 studied for a short time at Kopan Monastery in Nepal; returning there in 1999 to teach English for a summer. David is now concentrating on Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. It is the pursuit of Yoga asana that has brought David full-circle and he will renew his Buddhist precepts in May 2013 at the Zen Temple in Toronto.
His favourite pose is Sukhasana, for meditation. He continues to hold his past teachers in high esteem: Maureen Ona Corcoran, Byron Salorme, Nesta Falladown, Katie McClelland, Samu Sunam (Zen Temple), and, Lama Lhundrup (deceased), former abbot of Kopan Monastery. He has great regard for his recent and present teachers: Karen Cove, Steve Ferrell, Andre Grandbois, Nancy Cochren, Anwar Qureshi and Kendell MacLeod.